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    Default contrast/compare

    What difference the words ''contrast'' ans ''compare'' make in the following sentence?

    If you contrast/compare her first writing to latest work, you will see how much she has improved.

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    Default Re: contrast/compare

    Generally, if you contrast things, you are looking for differences.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: contrast/compare

    Thanks, but what would you prefer in the context above?

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    Default Re: contrast/compare

    Either one. I'd probably say "compare" in that, but "contrast" would work, especially because you are looking for differences in the writing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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